Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tango888 Good but could be better
Nice mATX case with good support for air or water cooling and well designed internal layout.
Build quality was good as expected from Fractal Design, although there is room for improvement. Hence only 4 stars.
Overall very please with this case for the price, Scan was perfect as always with the ordering / delivery.
Multi Radiators Support
Good Fan Support (10 x 120mm Fans)
Full Length & Multi GPU Support
Brushed Aluminium Front Panel
Side Window Panel
No Reset Button
No LAN LED
Top Panel made from plastic (should be metal like the other panels)
Can not purchase additional 'Side Window Panel'
19 February 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Houndog Awesome
I Built a system with all parts ordered from Scan who delivered very promptly and were totally professional. I had one slight issue which their after sales support spotted immediately when I explained and they told me exactly how to correct the mistake I had made. Cannot fault Scan in either the sales process or the after sales service.
The system I built was...
Fractal Design Node 804, Corsair AX860i PSU, Panasonic UJ265 Slot Loading Blu Ray Writer, Gigabyte GA-x99M Motherboard, Intel cor 5930K, 32GB Corsair DDR4 2666mhz Vengance RAM, Corsair H100i Water Colling, Samsung SM951 for Boot Drive, 4TB Seagate Sata III for storage and Installs, and a DELL 34" Curved Screen.
This system is absolutely awesome!
19 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by pasty2k2 Excellent Home Server case
For ages I was hoping to get a mini-ITX home server, with the Silverstone DS380B case as a starting point.
Then I found this at almost half the price and wondered, why push for mini-ITX? Micro-ATX kit is cheaper, more commonplace, has more ports/things you want for a long-term server, and is only slightly bigger than mini-ITX when you consider the case dimensions and other hardware you need to fit in there.
With that said, this is the best of the best for home server cases. It can house 8 very well cooled hard drives - 8x2TB disks only touch 33C when they are all going nuts in a RAID verify (I have fitted one additional 140mm Fractal fan only ~£10), 2 additional 3.5"/2.5" hard drives should you need that many, and 2 SSDs in the front (in RAID 1 for OS) which don't need cooling.
Case is very sturdy and has good soundproofing and washable filters. It looks donning - a nice, not too chunky cube that you can tell hasn't wasted any space - so long as you populate it with disks and then check all your temps, to find everything is still nice and chilly.
The issue with mini-ITX cases in my experience is airflow. They usually only come with 1 or 2 120mm fan slots, need a tiny SFX PSU which all have loud fans, get hot and cost too much, and as soon as you fill them up with hard drives the rig feels a bit "sweaty". Going back to good old micro-ATX bypasses all of that, while still remaining small and providing upgrade capabilities.
There's a window, slimline optical drive slot (which you could repurpose into ANOTHER 2.5" slot with a converter!) all the screws are good quality thumbscrews, and the steel panels feel very strong, no bending. PSU/HDD isolation from the mobo/CPU is well done, and lets you hide all the inevitable cable clutter from having so many HDDs.
Only minor gripe, though negligible: The front panel is strong plastic, but is push-fit, which is useful for accessing the front SSD slots but feels like it could get looser the more you open it. It's not going to fall off, but I would go careful lifting this when its full of HDDs, make sure you have a firm grasp on the case structure not the front panel! PC DIY 101 really, but FYI.
Highly recommended, this case has many other use scenarios than a Home Server, but in that scenario, it simply owns everything!
26 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by djralford TV cabinet gaming rig
Holds my entire top end gaming rig in the TV cabinet, and keeps it pleasantly cool, h100i fitted like a dream too.
01 August 2014